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Berlikum - Hallumerhoek | Elfstedenpad Hiking Trail: Section 11

(15.7 km)

After admiring the iconic Koepelkerk church in Berlikum, you get to discover the Het Bildt region. Here you see the straight lines, straight paths and straight roads of picture book polders. Over the centuries, land was reclaimed from the silted-up salt marshes in the wide mouth of the former Middelzee estuary, which once reached as far as Bolsward. In 1505 the completion of the long Oudebildtdijk dike created a vast area of polder land. 

This distinct area of Friesland continues to produce large quantities of top quality potatoes that are used as seed potatoes all over the world. In this region you see both substantial traditional farmhouses and dilapidated workers’ cottages along the dike.    

In the village of Sint Annapa…

After admiring the iconic Koepelkerk church in Berlikum, you get to discover the Het Bildt region. Here you see the straight lines, straight paths and straight roads of picture book polders. Over the centuries, land was reclaimed from the silted-up salt marshes in the wide mouth of the former Middelzee estuary, which once reached as far as Bolsward. In 1505 the completion of the long Oudebildtdijk dike created a vast area of polder land. 

This distinct area of Friesland continues to produce large quantities of top quality potatoes that are used as seed potatoes all over the world. In this region you see both substantial traditional farmhouses and dilapidated workers’ cottages along the dike.    

In the village of Sint Annaparochie, a bronze statue of the famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh in front of the church recalls the celebration of their marriage here. From here you continue to the villages of Vrouwenparochie and Alde Leie and the hamlet of Hallumerhoek where the trail ends.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Bûterhoeke
9041 AD Berlikum
1

Koepelkerk Berlikum

Koepelkerk Berlikum
Tsjerkerstrjitte 2
9041 AV Berlikum
Koepelkerk Berlikum
38
60
52
48
2

Sint Annaparochie: moderne waterbeheersing

Sint Annaparochie: moderne waterbeheersing
9076 PH Sint Annaparochie
12
86
91
93
3

De sluis van Alde Leie

De sluis van Alde Leie
Leijester Hegedyk
Alde Leie
90
90
88
66
40
47
84
End point: Hoge Herenweg
9074 TH Hallum

Directions

Starting point: Bûterhoeke
9041 AD Berlikum
  • Vanaf knooppunt 38 vertrek je naar het noordwesten, naar knooppunt 60 bij Wier.
  • Daar rechtsaf richting 52, 48 en daar linksaf naar 12 (Sint Annaparochie).
  • In het dorp rechtsaf en daarna links, rechts, rechts, links om even van de hoofdweg af te zijn.
  • Hierna kom je weer langs de N393 te lopen, in de richting van Vrouwenparochie (86).
  • Vervolgens naar 91, 93, 90 (Alde Leie), door naar 88 en hier linksaf. Daarna knooppunt 66, 40, 47 en 84 volgen naar Hallumerhoek. 
End point: Hoge Herenweg
9074 TH Hallum
  • 38
  • 60
  • 52
  • 48
  • 12
  • 86
  • 91
  • 93
  • 90
  • 90
  • 88
  • 66
  • 40
  • 47
  • 84